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Clare, Family Solicitor
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My ex husband who now lives in Texas is retiring in the next

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My ex husband who now lives in Texas is retiring in the next few years my maintenance of £750 will stop what benefits am I able to claim and where from?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

Thank you question.
My name is ***** *****
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Why does the Order end then?
What is the exact wording?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was granted this maintenance order from court in 2008 I think he has rung me to say that he will be stopping paying the order on his retirement. He lives in Texas usa he is 63 now he says he won't have theory to pay me anymore. I need to know what I can claim as apart from DLA I have no income apart from the £750 maintenance m
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

When does the Court Order say that Maintenance should cease?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It says £750 per Callander month paid monthly in advance during their joint lives or until the petitioner shall remarry or further order
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

In fact he does have to continue to pay - and if he fails to do so then you can apply to the US courts to enforce it using the REMO procedures detailed here
https://www.gov.uk/remo-unit-helpline
You can also check your entitlement to benefits here
http://www.turn2us.org.uk/benefits_search.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiAiuOlBRCU-8D6idaPz_UBEiQAzTagNMKDsxaGjxe_Qj7sCvUq8WgWilliJmo7Xfba_CQp1K4aApEu8P8HAQ
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
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